Our group is interested in establishing efficient routes to harvest energy from solar radiation using π-conjugated molecules as antenna complexes. These novel molecules are synthesized and characterized using modern techniques. We use various spectroscopic methods to study the electronic properties of our materials. Further, the utility of these molecules for sensor applications are also being explored.
Our research interest also covers the synthesis and utility of biomimetic porphyrin derivatives towards realtime applications. Metallo-corroles (structurally related to corrin ring of Vit. b-12) are explored for photovoltaic, magnetic and catalytic studies.